April 23, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards launched a new “ultra-fast” boat capable of causing severe destruction after testing it during a three-day military drill.
Ali Reza Tangsiri, spokesman for the exercise. “Since the boat has high speed, it is less detectable by radar.”
Ali Shirazi, a senior aide to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, described the naval exercises as a specific response to Washington’s “nuclear threats.”
He said: “The most important message from the exercises in the face of American nuclear threats is that we will strongly resist them.”
The new vessel was tested in the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow, strategically important waterway between the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Nearly 40 percent of world’s seaborne oil shipments pass through this waterway.